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epignathus

Pronunciation: e-pig'na-thus

Definition: Unequal conjoined twins in which the smaller, incomplete parasite is attached to the larger autosite at the lower jaw.

See: conjoined twins, under twin

[epi- + G. gnathos, jaw]

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